Mohamed Fares has agreed to join Genoa but Lazio want the deal to include an obligation to buy clause.

As reported by Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla last night, the 25-year-old Algerian wing-back is excited at the prospect of joining coach Davide Ballardini’s squad, where he believes that he can relaunch his career.

The Biancocelesti have agreed on a valuation of around €7 million, but they don’t want the deal to be a loan with a buy option attached.


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Instead, Lazio want the deal to include an obligation to buy clause, in order to avoid the risk of Fares returning to Rome in a year’s time.


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The two clubs are currently in talks and developments are expected soon, with the end of the transfer window swiftly approaching.

The 25-year-old Fares did not impress coach Maurizio Sarri at the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore and so has not been included in his plans for the project.